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2009 Cadillac STS vs. 1996 Chevrolet Caprice

To start off, 2009 Cadillac STS is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Chevrolet Caprice. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Chevrolet Caprice would be higher. At 4,312 cc (8 cylinders), 1996 Chevrolet Caprice is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Cadillac STS (302 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 105 more horse power than 1996 Chevrolet Caprice. (197 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Cadillac STS should accelerate faster than 1996 Chevrolet Caprice. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1996 Chevrolet Caprice weights approximately 395 kg more than 2009 Cadillac STS.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Cadillac STS (369 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 36 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Chevrolet Caprice. (333 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2009 Cadillac STS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Chevrolet Caprice.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Cadillac STS 1996 Chevrolet Caprice
Make Cadillac Chevrolet
Model STS Caprice
Year Released 2009 1996
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3599 cc 4312 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 302 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 369 Nm 333 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1635 kg 2030 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 5530 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 2950 mm


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